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wildmanfischer
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Post by wildmanfischer » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:11 pm

So good to find this web page and this forum - as an old Sky News fan from abroad I haven't heard much about my old all time favourite television channel! Last time I've seen Sky News was when Frank Partridge and Bob Friend were still presenting.. I understand Bob resigned, but does anyone know what happend to Frank? I quite liked him but found him gone among the presenters listed on the Sky web page.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to watch Sky for quite some time as the channel isn't broadcasted where I live now, so this page and your discussions help me a lot. What do you think: how are these "new" (at least for me) presenters Lorna Dunkley and Greg Milam? Are they good old Sky News class like Kay Burley and Bob Friend? And how is my favourite Mike Wilson doing these days..?? Some poor ignorant posting here..

dotdotuk
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Post by dotdotuk » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:16 pm

Frank Partridge left under a bit of a cloud after he smacked Kay Burley in the face after she had done her usual trick of being selfish and stealing the show.



That does not excuse that what he did was wrong and mind you he was in the papers again recently for alledgedly doing the same thing to another woman.



That woman should be off the channel - I can hardly watch now as her false concern seeps out as that tight face tries to get those lips moving

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Post by wildmanfischer » Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:43 pm

Uh oh, did I wake sleeping dogs here? Slapping Kay Burley??? Frank Partridge??? Hard to believe.. anyone know what's he doing now?



Tight face?! Some surgeon been on pay roll here..?

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Post by dotdotuk » Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:12 pm

Scarthi+Aug 22 2004, 11:43 PM(Scarthi @ Aug 22 2004, 11:43 PM)

Uh oh, did I wake sleeping dogs here? Slapping Kay Burley??? Frank Partridge??? Hard to believe.. anyone know what's he doing now?



Tight face?! Some surgeon been on pay roll here..?






Here is a link to the latest Frank incident



http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/3649829.stmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bu...rts/3649829.stm>





As far as the face goes all rumours of a lift have I believe been met with a denial.



The Daily Mail has had a few stories hinting at it.

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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:23 pm

Have you noticed the bitchy comments are always related to female Presenters or Reporters?, never the blokes.

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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:26 pm

PS What's so wrong about a bit of plastic surgery providing it doesn't make you look like a freak? Its a lot easier for men, they can look like Micheal Burke and still get work, if plastic surgery can mean that Kay Burley can work longer in career than so be it! Its just a shame that things are that skewed.

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Post by dotdotuk » Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:05 pm

Newsboy2 - I agree with you.



Looks should not matter - and they do not to me.



I have commented previously about "HIMBO" male presenters



However as far as this goes it was not an attack on female presenters. It is simply I don't like Kay Burley.



I used to - and I know a lot of people on this board do like her.



These days she is too strident and the stress in her voice when she is doing sad stories seems insincere to me.

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Post by four pints » Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:09 am

NEWSBOY2+Aug 23 2004, 08:16 PM(NEWSBOY2 @ Aug 23 2004, 08:16 PM)

PS What's so wrong about a bit of plastic surgery providing it doesn't make you look like a freak? Its a lot easier for men, they can look like Micheal Burke and still get work, if plastic surgery can mean that Kay Burley can work longer in career than so be it! Its just a shame that things are that skewed.






But Kay does look like a freak. and so false in her "concern". Get rid. :huh:

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Post by Sky Lad » Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:40 pm

But Kay does look like a freak. and so false in her "concern". Get rid.


Sky obviously disagree...They gave her the Rebecca interview and sometimes call her in to cover big stories like the death of the Queen Mother.



I think Kay is a good news presenter and together with Mark Longhurst I think she's got a great sense of humour.



There are worse news presenters out there

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Post by four pints » Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:35 pm

who? who? who could possibly be worse than Kay Burley? I can't think of a candidate.

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